6.1" LCD Touchscreen Monitor: The Pioneer
AVIC-6000NEX features a 6.1" TFT Active Matrix, 16:9 widescreen touchscreen
display. The resolution of the display is 800 x 480 (RGB), for a total of
1,152,000 pixels. The touchscreen display allows you to control this unit and a
connected component such as an iPod/iPhone or Android smartphone.
Menus appear on screen for making function choices, audio adjustments, and
setting up the system.
- Favorites: You can register the desired menu items on
the AVIC-6000NEX's "Favorites" menu screen. Registering your favorite menu
items allows you to quickly jump to the registered menu item by a simple
touch on the favorites menu. Up to 12 menu items can be registered as a
- OSD + Backgrounds: The color of the on-screen display
can be set to red, amber, green, blue or white. The background display can
be selected from 8 different preset displays for the AV Operation screen and
5 different preset displays for the Top Menu screen. In addition, you can
change the background display to other images imported from an external USB
or SD/SDHC device.
- Widescreen Modes: You can choose from the following
widescreen modes when playing back video - Full (4:3 picture is enlarged in
the horizontal direction only; enabling you to enjoy a 4:3 picture without
any omissions), Zoom (4:3 picture is enlarged in the same proportion both
vertically and horizontally; ideal for a 16:9 screen), Normal (4:3 picture
is displayed as it is).
- Picture Adjustments: You can store numerous video
settings for the head unit's video source and rear-view camera; including
brightness (adjusts the black intensity), contrast (adjusts contrast) color
(adjusts color saturation), temperature (adjust the color temperature), and
Dimmer (adjusts brightness).
- Dimmer: To prevent the display from being too bright at
night, the display is automatically dimmed when the car's headlights are
turned on. The automatic dimmer function only works when the orange/white
illumination wire in the wiring harness is connected to the vehicle's
Note: The unit offers English, Chinese, French, Portuguese,
and Spanish text.
Start-Up Time: The Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX will turn on to the
last source selected or the navigation screen. The unit has a start-up time of
approximately 12.7 seconds from OFF to the last Source selected, or a start-up
of approximately 35.3 seconds from OFF to the Navigation screen.
Front-Panel Control w/ Custom Illumination: In addition to
the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons along the left edge of the screen. The color of the button illumination can be set to
red, amber, green, blue, white, or scan (constantly cycling through the color
spectrum). You can also create a custom color to match your vehicle's interior
lighting (112 colors to choose from).
Detachable Security: The Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX's front-panel
controls can be detached from the chassis to deter theft (no protective case
provided). You can also enter a 5
to 16 character password that must be entered if the head unit is disconnected
MIXTRAX Illumination: MIXTRAX features a club-style
illumination that enhances the mood with a dynamic dance club-like lighting
effect. As MIXTRAX begins, lights start pulsing to the beat of the music, adding
an extra level of entertainment. You can choose among twelve patterns of
lighting variations from sound pressure level or low-pass synchronization modes.
The lighting effects work like a spectrum analyzer, reaching peak colors based
on the intensity of the music.
Parking Brake Interlock: This unit has a parking brake
interlock system that prohibits viewing of video programming and operating
certain controls when the vehicle is in motion. In order to watch video on the
in-dash monitor, the vehicle must be stopped with the parking brake engaged. The
head unit's light green wire must be connected to your vehicle's parking brake
detection circuit. The head unit's touchscreen will display "Attention! Viewing
of front seat video source while driving is strictly prohibited", if you try to
watch a video when your vehicle is in motion.
2-DIN Chassis: The Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX has a 2-DIN chassis
(also known as "Double-DIN"), and will fit in many vehicles
with a large dash opening. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets.
There is also an optional double-DIN sleeve
(130ADTV133, sold separately) available for this unit that will allow you to
Euro-mount or custom mount the Pioneer head unit in your vehicle. As always, please consult Crutchfield's
Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.
HERE Navigation: The AVIC-6000NEX offers a comprehensive map
database from HERE covering the entire United States (including Alaska &
Hawaii), Canada, and Puerto Rico enabling users to route to millions of
destinations; including 7.9 Million points of interest (POIs). The map database
is stored on the head unit's built in 8GB flash memory. Map updates via a
microSD memory card will be available at later date.
Note: Car navigation maps are frequently updated. While this
database was judged to be as accurate as possible at the time of its release, a
map database can never be 100% accurate. Road information that is maintained in
the map databases, such as turn restrictions or road names may change over time.
GPS Technology: The AVIC-6000NEX accurately measures your
current location by the Global Positioning System, a network of satellites
orbiting the earth to give you time and position information. The accuracy of
the GPS information depends upon how good the reception is. The unit has a
built-in GPS receiver with a magnetic antenna included. The AVIC-6000NEX also
features a speed sensing cable for better accuracy of your vehicle's movement;
this wire should always be connected to your vehicle's speed detection circuit.
Note: The navigation receiver took approximately 10.1 seconds
to calculate directions from Virginia to California. It only took 7.7 seconds to
calculate directions from Virginia to Maryland. These tests were done inside the
Crutchfield Lab of the Crutchfield Headquarters. Results will vary based on
length of calculated route and your surrounding area.
Real-Time Traffic Updates: Partnering with Clear Channel
Broadcasting's Total Traffic Network, the built-in traffic tuner provides
real-time traffic data for over 90 major cities in North America, including US
and Canada. Check your commute route in advance or re-route to your destination
to avoid traffic congestion. There is no subscription cost and no annoying
- Road segments affected by traffic incidents are displayed with an
alternate color on the map and small symbols above the road show the nature
of the incident.
- When traffic information that may affect your route is receive, this
system will warn you that it is recalculating the route and navigation will
continue with a new route that is optimal considering the most up-to-date
AVICSYNC App (Future
Availability): With Pioneer's free AVICSYNC app and a connected
iPhone (4 and newer) or Android smartphone (Galaxy series), users can access
connected services that include traffic, local search, weather, gas prices and
more, with key information/icons overlaid on the existing map screen information
(subscription(s) required). With the AVICSYNC app, users have up-to-date and
current information offering the benefits of the Latest Map Guarantee (LMG),
where map data that becomes available within 90 days of the first use is updated
on the receiver. It also includes highly accurate and the fast live traffic
updates (every two minutes) from its High Density (HD) Traffic feature.
On-Screen Map: The Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX displays a real-time moving map
illustrating your current position and intended route. It will show map scale
and geographic details such as lakes, rivers, highways, buildings, and towns.
Your route is marked with a green line, while your vehicle is indicated by a red
arrow on the screen, and checkered flag marks your destination. As you travel
the AVIC-6000NEX guides to your destination with arrows on the map and
directions at the top of the screen. The map screen will also indicate the
distance to your next maneuver. During your calculated route, distance to your
final destination, timed need to reach the final destination, and estimated
arrival time are all displayed on-screen. You can adjust the following map
- 2D/3D Map Mode: The Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX allows you to
view its on-screen map in a 2D (two-dimensional) or 3D (three-dimensional)
view. 2D View displays a normal two-dimensional map with North or your
direction at the top of map screen. Similar to paper road maps, the 2D mode,
shows you streets, roads, and elevation by color. In 3D mode, your direction
is at the top of the map screen and you can see the altitude and elevations
differences. You can distinguish between valleys, mountains, and elevated
roads. In selected cities 3D landmarks and 3D buildings are also displayed.
- Color Mode: You can switch between daytime and
nighttime color modes or let the head unit's software switch between the two
mode automatically a few minutes before sunrise and a few minutes after
Note: The on-screen map offers Smart Zoom. When you approach a turn, the map
will zoom in and raise the view angle to let you easily recognize your maneuver
at the next junction. If the turn is at a distance, it will zoom out and lower
the view angle to be flat so you can see the road in front of you.
Lane Guidance & Signposts: The Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX's
navigation map offers helpful lane information and signpost guidance, along with
- Lane Guidance: When navigation on multilane roads, it
is important to take the appropriate lane in order to follow the recommended
route. If lane information is available in the map data, the map screen will
display the lanes and their directions using small arrows at the bottom of
the map. High lighted arrows represent the lanes you need to take.
- Signposts: Where additional information is available,
signposts substitute arrows. Signposts are displayed at the top of the map.
The color and style of the signposts are similar to the real ones you can
see above the road or by the roadside, They show the available destinations
and the number of the road the lane leads to.
- Junction View: If you are approaching a freeway exit or
a complex intersection and the needed information exists, the map is
replaced with a 3D view of the junction. The lanes you need to take are
displayed with arrows. Signposts can also be present, if information is
- Exit Services: While navigation a route, you can find
gas, food, lodging, and restrooms near upcoming exits along major highways
- Tunnel View: When entering a tunnel, the map is
replaced with a generic tunnel image so that surface roads and buildings
cannot distract you.
Audible Alerts: The Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX offers various
audible alerts and functions to help you get to your destination safely.
- Voice Guidance (Text-to-Speech): In addition to graphical
on-screen directions and maps, the AVIC-6000NEX provides voice guidance and
turn-by-turn directions. You can choose a male or female voice in English,
French, or Spanish. Some of the voices are capable of text-to-speech, announcing
the street names along with the turn directions. You can adjust the the voice
guidance volume independently from the head unit's main volume.
- Safety Alert: This function can warn you when you
approach road safety cameras, school zones, or railroad crossings (if
available). You can also add your own alert points. Beeps or the spoken type
of alert will be heard when you are approaching of these points.
- Speed Limit Warning: Some maps may contain information
about the speed limits of certain road segments. The AVIC-6000NEX provides
an audible warning if you exceed the recommended speed limit.
Note: The unit will mute the audio of the
other sources during navigation voice-prompts.
Where Am I?: This screen contains information about the
current position (or approximately the last known position if GPS reception is
not available) and a button to search for POIs and emergency assistance nearby.
Destination Search: The Destination Menu offers search tools
to find your destination and play your route.
|Destination Search ||Description |
|Browse Map ||Select a point on the map for your
destination by touching the screen. |
|Address ||Input your destination address by
house number, street, and city (or county). |
|POIs ||Search over 7.9 million
POIs (points-of interest) by name, near you current location, near
your destination, or around a city. |
Home & Work) ||You can save your favorite addresses
and POIs for quicker access the next time you are traveling. You can
also save your Home and Work address in your favorites. |
|History & Smart History ||The places that you have set as
destinations in the past are automatically stored for easier access.
Smart History suggest these previously used locations as
destinations based on your navigation habits, using parameters like
the current time of day, the day of week, and the current location.
|Combined Search ||You can enter search keywords to find
addresses, favorite places, recent destination, and POIs. |
|Coordinates ||Allows you to search your destination
by longitude and latitude values. |
Note: Your vehicle must be stopped and the parking brake
will need to be engaged to enable certain navigation functions; such as
Address search and Coordinates.
Route Calculation: The Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX calculates your
route based on your Vehicle Type, Route Method, and Avoidances.
- Vehicle Type: You select what type of vehicle you are
driving, so the navigation unit can determine the best route based on your
vehicle type (Car, Truck, Emergency, Bus, or Taxi).
- Route Method: You can choose which route method
(Fastest, Shortest, Green, Economical, or Easy) the navigation unit should
use when calculating your route.
- Fastest: give a quick route, if you can travel at
or near the speed limit on all roads. Usually the best section for fast
and normal cars
- Shortest: gives a route that has the smallest total
distance of all possible routes. It can be practical for slow vehicles
- Economical: combines the benefits of Fast and
Short; calculates as if it were calculating the Fast route, but it takes
other roads as well to save fuel
- Easy: results in a route with fewer turns and no
- Avoidances: You can tell the navigation unit to avoid
certain types of roads along your calculated route, such as - Highways,
Tolls, Carpool/HOV, Unpaved Roads, and/or Ferries.
Detours & Alternatives: You can select "Route
Alternative" to see the turn-list and map screen of four routes
(Fastest/Shortest/Economical/Easy) with the selected route planning
parameters, giving you the option to select which route to take. You can
also choose to Detour around the road ahead, avoid a specific road, or around a
section of the route.
Router Planner: The Route Planner feature lets you built your route
usign the list of destinations you have chosen. You can modify the list as you
like (adding or removing a destination (waypoint), changing a final destination,
or setting a new starting position.
Itinerary w/ Route Simulation: The Itinerary page displays
turn-by-turn instructions for your entire route and the distance between turns.
You can preview all the route information and simulate travel along a projected
Auto Reroute: If you depart from the original route, the navigation system
recalculates the route and provides new directions.
Trip Monitor: The Trip Monitor contains useful information about your
trip. This information can be saved manually when you reach your destination or
automatically along your route. Trip log data includes; Start/End Time,
Avg./Max. Speed, Total/Driving/Stopped Time, Total Distance, and Min./Max.
Off-Road Navigation: The difference between the on-road and
off-road modes is the navigation itself. When you are on the Map screen with an
off-road route, your position and heading is not aligned with the nearest road
and there is no turn by turn navigation; just a recommended direction. You see a
straight line drawn between your current position and the next destination to
reach. The Turn Preview field in the top left corner shows an arrow with your
bearing and the distance of the next destination.
Bluetooth Technology (powered by Parrot): The AVIC-6000NEX is
equipped with built-in Bluetooth ver. 3.0 (powered by Parrot), allowing you to
make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream
music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In
order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth
compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible
with the following Bluetooth Profiles:
- Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.6 (Hands Free Profile),
OPP 1.1 (Object Push Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
- Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.3 (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile), AVRCP 1.4 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some
Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may
not support all features when used with the Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX.
SPP (Secure Simple Pairing): With Secure Simple Pairing
(SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the AVIC-6000NEX without
having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. When a registered
Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection
function automatically pairs the two units. Up to 3 Bluetooth-compatible devices
can be registered to this head unit; only one device can be used at a time.
Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The AVIC-6000NEX
supports wireless hands-free communication (HFP/OPP/PBAB) for your Bluetooth
enabled mobile phone. Thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) with
wideband speech capability, the AVIC-6000NEX provides more natural sound quality
and details during wireless calls. The head unit will display the caller's
information and an audible ring tone will be heard through your vehicle's
speaker during an incoming call. You can manually answer an incoming call or
have the unit automatically answer the call. The AVIC-6000NEX allows you to carry
on a phone conversation from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone using the head
unit's external microphone and your car audio speakers. During a conversation
you can adjust the volume, as well as switch between the Private Mode (talking
directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode. Using the AVIC-6000NEX, you
can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:
- Entering a Phone Number: You can make a call by
entering the phone number using the head unit's touchscreen keypad (0-9, *,
#, +, C).
- Speed (Preset) Dialing: You can easily store up to six
phone numbers as presets for speed dialing.
- Phone Book (w/ alphabet search): The phone book (up to
800 contacts) in your Bluetooth enabled cellular phone will be transferred
automatically when the phone is paired to this unit. After finding the
number you want to call in the phone book from the head unit, you can select
the entry and make the call. If a lot of numbers are registered in the phone
book, you can search for a phone number by the contact person's name
- Call Log: The most recent calls dialed, received,
and missed are stored in memory. You can browse them and call numbers from
Note: All Bluetooth phone functions are available with our without
the parking brake engaged.
Wireless Audio Streaming (w/ Advanced Music Navigation): The
Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control
(AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The head unit can
stream music stored on your Bluetooth enabled device or music apps you have
downloaded on your device. In addition to basic playback functions (Play/Pause,
FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the AVIC-6000NEX lets you browse your stored music
by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, etc.. (AVRCP 1.4 phones only). The head unit
will also display your music's song information; such as Artist name and
Song/Album title. (app must also support). When an incoming call or outgoing
call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming
will be paused so you can take your call.
Siri Eyes-Free Control: When paired and connected with an
iPhone with Siri (iOS 6.1+) via Bluetooth, the Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX has the
ability to access Siri through its touchscreen and external microphone for "Siri
Eyes-Free" functionality. When activated, Siri voice prompts play through the
vehicle's speakers and the user's commands and questions are received and
transmitted to the receiver using the external microphone. Siri Eyes-Free
provides access to many iPhone Siri functions such as music selection, making
phone calls, and audible navigation (map will be displayed on iPhone); as well
as listening to text messages, calendar information, and reminders. The head
unit's touchscreen monitor will only indicate hands-free calling and song/artist
information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the Pioneer
AVIC-6000NEX; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).
Note: Your iPhone with Siri can be connected via Bluetooth
and USB simultaneously. You can only access stored music using Siri when the
head unit's source is iPod or Bluetooth Audio. All other Siri functions can
be accessed from any source. The head unit's audio is muted while Siri
provides audible voice prompts.
Compatible Discs: The unit has a front-loading disc-slot to
make loading your disc easier, because there is no panel to slide or fold-down. The AVIC-6000NEX supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, CD-Audio, and CD-R/RW discs with music, video, and photo files.
Dual USB Ports: The unit's two rear-panel USB (type-A) ports
and 58" USB extension cable allows you to connect USB Mass Storage Class (MSC)
or USB Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) compliant devices; such as your Android
smartphone, portable digital audio player, or USB thumbdrive. The USB port
enables playback & control of music, video, and photo files stored on your
portable USB MSC device and music only on your USB MTP device through the
Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX. USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged
when plugged into the navigation receiver's USB port (1.6A) and the vehicle's ignition
switch is set to ACC or On.
Note: The unit's rear-panel USB port supports Android OS
4.0+ (Ice Cream Sandwich/Jelly Bean) as a Media Transfer Protocol (MTP)
device. It also supports Android OS 2.2+ (Froyo/Gingerbread) as a Mass
Storage Class (MSC) device; as of 3/31/2014. The receiver does not support
Android OS 3.1+ (Honeycomb) or other Android operating systems not listed.
microSD Card Slot: The Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX features a
front-panel microSD card slot which will accept microSD (up to 2GB) and
microSDHC (up to 32GB) memory cards for playback of a variety of music, video,
and photo files.
Compatible Media Files: The Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX supports
the following types of audio, video, and photo files recorded onto a disc or
inserted USB device.
| Media Type || Disc: CD (-R/RW), DVD (-R/-RW/-R DL) || Flash Memory: USB (MSC/MTP), microSD/SDHC |
| File System ||ISO9660
Level 1 or 2, Romeo, Joliet, UDF ||FAT 16/32
or NTFS |
| Playable File Types || Audio || |
MP3: 8-320kbps bit
rate; 16-48kHz sampling rates
WMA: 5-320kbps bit rate; 8-48kHz sampling rates
AAC: 8-320kbps bit rate; 8-44.1kHz sampling rates
8-320kbps bit rate; 8-48kHz sampling rates |
WMA: 5-320kbps bit rate; 8-48kHz sampling rates
AAC: 8-320kbps bit rate; 8-48kHz sampling rates
WAV: 8-/16-bit rate; 16-44.1k sampling rates
FLAC: 8-/16-bit rate; 16-44.1k sampling rates
| Video ||DivX:
720 x 576 max resolution; 4GB max file size |
MPEG-1/2/4: 720 x 1280 max resolution; 4GB max file size
720 x 1280 max resolution; 4GB max file size |
H.264: 400 x 240 max resolution; 4GB max file size
WMV: 400 x 240 max resolution; 4GB max file size
| Photo ||
JPEG: max resolution of 8192 x 7680 |
| Maximum # of Folders/Files || |
700 folders/999 files (700
folders/3,500 files for DVD)
folders/15,000 files |
| Tags ||ID3 tags (ver.
1.0,/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA-tags, AAC-tags |
Note: Videos and Photos can only be viewed when the
vehicle's parking brake is engaged.
Advanced Playback & Search Functions (for USB & microSD):
Advance playback functions include; Music Browsing which lets you browse your
USB & microSD/SDHC memory device's music library by Artist, Album, Song, or
Genre from the head unit in alphabetical order; and Link Play which allows you
to play songs related to the currently playing song. Link Play lets the head
unit create an album list of the currently playing artist, a song list of the
currently playing album, or an album list of the currently playing genre.
Parental Lock: This unit features an 8-level Parental Lock
system protected by a user-selected 4-digit password to prevent certain DVD's
from being played back on the AVIC-6000NEX.
Off Insert/Eject: A disc can be inserted or ejected with the
power off. When a disc is inserted with the power off, the unit will
automatically power up and begin playback. When you eject a disc, the unit will
automatically power off (unless you switch sources before ejecting the disc).
Installation Angle: Optimum disc playback performance is
obtained when the unit is installed at an angle of less than 30-degrees.
iPod Connectivity w/ DAC Bypass: The Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX
supports direct connection of your 30-pin or Lightning-connector iPod/iPhone
through its rear-panel USB port, HDMI input, RGB port, and 3.5mm jack. The
AVIC-6000NEX offers audio/video playback, music navigation, information display,
and charging of select Apple iPod/iPhone models. It also provides a special
AppRadio mode for iPhone 4/4S, iPhone and 5/5C/5S users which allows you
to access a variety of online music, navigation, and other helpful apps. The
AVIC-6000NEX allows your iPod/iPhone's music library to be loaded instantly to
the head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 24-bit
D/A converter (bypassing iPod/iPhone DAC), allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio
up to 96dB.
- Lightning Dock Connector: If you have a newer iPhone
with the Lightning-connector; you can use Pioneer's
CD-IH202 HDMI cable and
CD-IU52 Lightning-to-USB cable, plus the
Apple Lightning-to-Digital AV Adapter (all sold separately) to access
stored music and videos, music and video apps, plus AppRadio Mode for
playback of advance applications on the Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX. This setup also
requires your iPhone be paired via Bluetooth to the head unit. You can
substitute the CD-IH202 HDMI cable for another manufacturer's mobile-grade
HDMI cable and the CD-IU52 cable with the Lightning cable that came with
your iPhone. If you desire only music playback from your Lightning-connector
Apple device, simply use Pioneer's Lightning-to-USB cable (130CDIU52,
sold separately) or the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple
device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the AVIC-6000NEX.
- 30-Pin Dock Connector: If you have an older iPhone 4/4S
with a 30-pin dock connector, use the Pioneer CD-IU201S RGB/USB cable (130IU201S,
sold separately) to enjoy playback of stored music and videos, music and
video apps, plus access to AppRadio Mode for playback of advance
applications on the Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX. If you do not own and iPhone 4/4S,
but do have another older 30-pin dock connector iPod/iPhone, use the Pioneer
CD-IU201V iPod Video cable (130IU201V,
sold separately) for playback of music and movies files stored on your
device, as well as music apps. Simply use Pioneer's dock connector-to-USB
sold separately) or the dock connector-to-USB cable that comes with your
Apple device if you desire stored music and music app playback only.
Note: The head unit's USB connection provides 1.6A of
current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's
ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. This unit will not
charge the Apple iPad. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge,
then the unit will not recognize it.
iPod/iPhone Control + Song/Artist Info & Album Art: The
Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX lets you control your iPod/iPhone from the head unit's
touchscreen, your iPod/iPhone's touchscreen/clickwheel, or a downloaded app. The
head unit supports song/artist information and album art.
- Head Unit: Head Unit mode is supported by 30-pin and
Lightning connector iPod/iPhones when used with one of the appropriate
cables mentioned above. From the head unit's touchscreen, you can search
your iPod/iPhone's audio content by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast,
Genre, Composer, or Audiobook; and video content by Video Playlist, Movie,
Music Video, Video Podcast, or TV Show. Once you have selected a category,
you can search each category alphabetically (A-Z). In addition, the head
unit offers Link Search, which allows you to play songs related to the
currently playing song. Link Search lets the head unit create an album list
of the currently playing artist, a song list of the currently playing album,
or an album list of the currently playing genre. You can also select Random
& Repeat functions for a certain song or specific folder. In addition, the
head unit will display your iPod/iPhone's stored music information including
Track number, Elapsed playing time, Song/Album title, Artist name, and Album
art. Older iPod/iPhone device's will be locked during connection, but Apple
devices w/ iOS 6.0+ will stay unlocked so you can also control the
iPod/iPhone from its touchscreen or clickwheel.
- App Mode: App Control allows you to navigate stored
audio/video content from your connected iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or
touchscreen. This is very useful for the person riding in your passenger
seat. The App mode also lets you listen to your favorite music apps from
your iPhone (iOS 3.0+) through the Pioneer head unit and your vehicle's
speakers. In addition, you can watch video on the Pioneer A/V receiver's
touchscreen from streaming movie apps downloaded on your iPhone 4/4S or
iPhone 5/5C/5S. Not all apps will be compatible with App Mode and App Mode
will provide only limited (basic), if any, control over the app. Available
controls may include; Play/Pause & Skip Previous/Next. There is no music
information displayed when this unit is set to "App mode". Instead, all
music information will be displayed on your iPod/iPhone's LCD screen. App
Control mode requires Pioneer's
CD-IH202 HDMI cable /
CD-IU52 Lightning Cable /
Apple Lightning-to-Digital AV Adapter (all sold separately) for
Lightning connector Apple devices; and the
CD-IU201S Pioneer cable (sold separately) for 30-pin dock connector
Note: Video functions can only be accessed when the
vehicle's parking brake is fully engaged.
Apple CarPlay Compatible: Apple CarPlay can be integrated
into this Pioneer NEX-series head unit through a
firmware update that will be posted on the Pioneer site and can be
downloaded onto a USB thumbdrive. You will then be able to connect the USB
thumbdrive with the update file to the NEX-series head unit and complete the
update process. Apple CarPlay is compatible with Apple iPhone with
Lightning-connector (iOS 7.1+). Your iPhone must be connected to the NEX-series
head unit via the Lightning-cable that came with your Apple device or Pioneer's
CD-IU52 Lightning Cable (sold separately). CarPlay features Siri voice
control and is specially designed for driving scenarios. It also works with the
Pioneer head unit's touchscreen controls.
- Maps: The power and simplicity of Apple Maps comes to
your dashboard; complete with turn-by-turn direction, traffic conditions,
and estimated travel time. You can enter a new destination or choose a
favorite or recent destination using the head unit's touchsrceen or by
simply asking Siri. CarPlay can also predict where you most likely want to
go using addresses from your email, text messages, contacts, and calendars.
- Phone & Messages: You'll be able to make calls, return
missed calls, and listen to voicemails through the Pioneer head unit. Siri
can also help you do all these things. In addition, Siri can send, read, and
reply to your text messages for you; so you never have to look at your
iPhone while driving.
- Music Library: Access your artists, song, playlists,
and iTunes Radio on your iPhone using the Pioneer head unit's touchscreen.
Or, just tell Siri what you'd like to listen to. The head unit's touchscreen
will display song/artist information, as well as album art.
- Apps: CarPlay also supports additional audio apps that you've
downloaded to your iPhone for enjoying podcasts, music, and radio. Control
them from the head unit's touchscreen just like you would from your iPhone.
Current supported apps include Podcasts and Spotify (more supported Apps
AppRadio Mode for iOS: Using the
HDMI cable /
Pioneer CD-IU52 Lightning Cable /
Apple Lightning-to-Digital AV Adapter (all sold separately) to connect the
AVIC-6000NEX to your newer iPhone with Lightning connector (iOS 7.1.2) loaded with
AppRadio application from the Apple App Store, you can enjoy full on-screen
access and control of your music, navigation, calendar, contacts, and more with
an intuitive interface; formatted and designed specifically for safer in-vehicle
operation (also requires Bluetooth pairing). The same can be done with the older
iPhone 4/4S (iOS 4.3+) using Pioneer's
CD-IU201S RGB/USB cable (sold separately). Pioneer has teamed up with app
providers to offer compatibility with many of today's most popular in-vehicle
apps, while also developing an expanding catalog of compatible apps for future
use that can be easily & seamlessly added. Visit the
Pioneer AppRadio Mode Site for the latest compatible apps. Compatible apps
include (as of 9/24/2014):
| App Categories ||
Application Description |
CarMediaPlayer allows you to swipe, drag, and directly touch the
desired artist, song, or album in your music library directly from
the Pioneer head unit's touchscreen with Alphabet Search and Album
View function. When you're searching through your library, Alphabet
Search allows you to select the first letter in the desired song,
album, or artist name from the Pioneer receiver making it quick an
easy to get to the music you want. The iPhone version of the app
even allows you to play and access your iTunes Match collection
directly from the Pioneer's touchscreen. Stored movies and videos
can also be accessed through the CarMediaPlayer. |
|Aupeo! Personal Radio: AUPEO! Personal Radio
offers free online music. With more than 120 Internet radio stations
available, users can search for their favorite music by artists,
songs, genres, or AUPEO!'s "Mood-Tuner". Users can also choose to
"love" or "ban" songs directly from the AppRadio screen, enabling
the app to adjust content to the user's personal taste. |
iHeartAuto app provides safe, easy, and free access to more than
1,500 live radio stations from across the country. Plus, in the same
app you can create custom stations based on your favorite artists or
songs. With the top live radio stations in America and more than 15
million songs in our catalog, iHeartAuto features more music, backed
by better music programming, than any other service available.
Rdio (from for $4.99 per month) gives you access to over 8
million songs. You are able to search and find any song, album or
artist, and start listening immediately. You can search music by new
releases and chart toppers. You can also check out what other
listeners have been listening to the most, or look at your own
recent listening history. In addition, you can even create your own
music collection or make your own playlists. Rdio will even
recommend music for you, based on your previous music listening. The
AppRadio will display Artist,/Album/Song information, as well as
Album art. |
|StreamS HiFi Radio: The StreamS
HiFi Radio app has been optimized the iPhone. The
StreamS HiFi Radio app ($3.99) provides access to more than
4,000 live Internet radio stations from across the globe delivered
in AAC/HE-AACv1/HE-AACv2 at 32kbps for high fidelity listening.
MyPV app for iPhone uses an up-to-date music video ranking
system from eight countries across the world, so you can select your
favorite promotional videos and create playlists. You can put videos
registered on your playlists on continuous playback. Because you can
also register search results from YouTube for playlists, you can
easily create lists using your favorite videos. You can also repeat
and loop videos registered on your playlists. |
|Stezza: Take control of your
iPod music with style and ease, because the
Stezza app ($0.99) has big buttons for big fingers. Featuring a
modern design, playing music has never been safer when driving.
Multiple color themes for the fashion conscious, all the usual
controls, podcasts, and iTunes Match supported. |
Google Music allows you to keep up to 20,000 of your favorite
songs in the cloud. Now you can listen to your entire music
collection without having to use any space on your iOS device.
gMusic offers full playlist editing, thumbs up playlist, metadata
editing, and innovative navigation. |
|Mixtrax: Pioneer's proprietary
MIXTRAX app from iTunes analyzes the music in your iTunes
library to create custom playlists for non-stop song mixes with
added DJ effects. |
| N |
|Apple Maps: You can
view Apple maps on the Pioneer head unit's touchscreen as you would
on your iPhone. Functionality is bundled with the Pioneer AppRadio
|MotionX GPS Drive: The
MotionX-GPS Drive App ($0.99) is available from iTunes for your
iPhone. This navigation app also requires a $24.99 one time fee for
the maps to display on-screen, and a one year $9.99 subscription for
Voice Guidance feature. MotionX-GPS Drive is a complete GPS
navigation solution, designed and optimized for the iPhone, that can
be displayed on the Pioneer AppRadio. MotionX-GPS Drive helps you
find what you're looking for and provides turn-by-turn directions
with optional Live Voice Navigation, using industry-leading maps
(including US and Canada). All the functionality of an advanced
dedicated turn-by-turn GPS unit is presented in this intuitive iOS
application. MotionX-GPS Drive Offers full support for the iPhone
with multitasking, routing, and live voice guidance instructions
continuing in the background; while you listen to streaming music
from your car audio system or use other applications from the
iPhone. The 2D/3D navigation map will be displayed on the Pioneer
AppRadio, but you will still control the MotionX-GPS Drive
Navigation app from your iPhone. |
|NavFree GPS Live:
NavFree GPS Live is a free navigation app that offers
turn-by-turn directions, voice and on-screen instructions, offline
map use, address search, live searches via Google and Microsoft
Bing, and many other features. Navfree is a completely free
navigation app with no additional monthly charges. It uses map data
created by a community of thousands of users around the world. The
map gets downloaded to the phone so data connection is not required
for navigating. |
|iGO Primo North America: The
iGO primo app ($24.99) is powered by the same tried-and-trusted
iGO Engine used in millions of GPS navigation devices around the
world. The maps are part of the application so there are no roaming
fees (no need for cellular network coverage). Highlighted features
include; fast, short, easy-to-follow, and green routes, automatic
route recalculation, multipoint-route support, smart keyboard &
history, TTS Pro, in-app shop, local/POI search, and more. |
|INRIX Traffic: INRIX is a leading provider of highly accurate
traffic services. INRIX's strategic partnership with Clear Channel
Radio and Total Traffic Network extends the delivery of the highest
quality data and broadest coverage available for personal
INRIX Traffic app ($24.95 lifetime subscription) for iPhone
provides real-time traffic information and traffic forecasts for all
major highways, interstates, arterials and city streets nationwide.
Traffic information will be displayed on the AppRadio, while control
is still handled from the iPhone. |
Sygic app ($29.99) offers high quality TomTom maps stored on
your iPhone together with a robust set of navigation features to
help you drive with confidence. |
Waze is a cool social GPS driving and navigation app that
connects you to other drivers. When you download Waze, you not only
get a free GPS traffic & navigation app, but also become part of the
local driving community in your area, joining forces with other
drivers nearby to outsmart traffic, save time and gas, and improve
everyone's daily commute. |
| D |
|DashCommand: Utilizing the built-in GPS & accelerometer sensors of
the iPhone 4/4S, the
DashCommand app ($49.99) displays advanced vehicle and driving
statistics. When connected to a compatible vehicle's OBD-II data
port (using the Automatic Car Adapter; sold separately) advanced data monitoring,
logging and analysis are enabled. Users can create and display up to
27 virtual dashboards with many styles including digital gauges,
analog gauges, indicator lights, and more, which can all be accessed
on the Pioneer head unit's screen. Compatible with more than 13 OBD-II compliant interfaces, the app can also be used as a scan tool
to read vehicle trouble codes. |
|Beej!: Beej! for iPhone ($1.99) is
an in-vehicle location/navigation application ($1.99). Beej! quickly
identifies your position and allows you to select the nearest bank,
bar, gas station, hospital, hotel, restaurant and more. Beej!
provides a complete list of all the businesses in the category
selected, including the distance from your current location and
address, with options to get directions (via MotionX-GPS Drive app)
or place a call to the selected business. The layout and aesthetics
provide optimal in-vehicle viewing, without becoming a distraction
for drivers from safe vehicle operations. |
Extra Mile ($1.99) is an all-in-one app for convenient voice
navigation that gives audio feedback to improve your driving
performance and conserve fuel. |
Parkopedia ($1.99) has grown to cover over 25 million parking
spaces in 28 countries around the world thanks to contributions from
other drivers. Use this app to find parking using your current
location or by entering an address. Get directions straight to the
space and see parking space availability in real-time (where
available). Find opening hours, up to date prices, payment methods
and more. You can quickly narrow down parking choices using filters
such as free, credit cards accepted, covered, etc. |
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CarBrowser ($1.99) allows you to search and navigate the
internet directly from the Pioneer head unit's touchscreen while the
vehicle's parking brake is engaged. |
|Commute WX: CommuteWX ($2.99) provides
real-time weather information (current/forecast/in-route). Weather
conditions are featured in large, easy to read graphics in a
streamlined user interface that's well suited for in-vehicle travel.
|EC Touch: The
EasyCar app is designed specifically for AppRadio and provides
large icons, simple commands, and swipe gestures that enable you to
access your iPhone's music, contacts, mapping, and more. |
|Top Headlines: The
Top Headlines app (free) is an audible news app which lets you
listen to the most recent new updates from multiple sources. |
|Contacts: Access your iPhone's
contacts. This function is bundled with the Pioneer AppRadio app.
Access your iPhone's calendar, so you can view important events and
reminders. This functionality is bundles with the Pioneer AppRadio
|Photos: You can view
photos stored on your iPhone. Access albums and camera rolls, and
even view a slideshows. Functionality is bundled with the Pioneer
AppRadio app. |
AppRadioLive: Now within the AppRadio App mode is the
AppRadioLive App for iPhone 4/4S and iPhone 5/5C/5S (iOS 7.1.2). The AppRadioLive app simplifies AppRadio mode and your drive by combining the
information you need during your commute into a single, easy-to-use interface.
Maps, media, news information, and your events calendar are within reach within
a smooth and intuitive interface on the head unit's touchscreen.
- Maps: The AppRadioLive app uses the native maps from
your smartphone overlaid with
INRIX live traffic data to provide live traffic and incident information
to give you an estimated time of arrival at your chosen destination. You can
even use Yelp to find
points of interest along the way, including restaurant ratings and reviews.
The AppRadioLive map feature also allows destinations to b exported directly
into any of the user's favorite AppRadio compatible navigation apps; such as
Navfree, and Waze to
obtain route and voice guidance.
- Media: AppRadioLive also lets you play your stored
music library directly from your smartphone. And, you can access over 25
millions songs from your
Rdio account. Or, you can access over 25,000+ radio shows and podcasts
- News: AppRadioLive lets you stay up to date on the
latest news with the help of
text-to-speech technology. You can check the weather for your current
location, home, work, or destination.
- Calendar Events: The AppRadioLive app lets you stay
organized by accessing your smartphone's calendar and Facebook events in a
single, simple interface. Learn about nearby concerts, sporting events and
more with EventSeeker,
and easily add those events to your calendar.
Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX
supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of 3/12/2015):
| Apple Device || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Bluetooth || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Head Unit || iPod/iPhone || App Mode || AppRadio |
| Pandora |
| CarPlay || Song/Artist || Track Info || Album Art || Phone || Audio || Siri |
| iPhone |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 4 || 7.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 4S || 8.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5/5C/5S || 8.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 6/6+ || 8.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| touch |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
| 4th || 6.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
| 5th || 8.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| nano |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 6th || 1.2 PC || Y || N || Y || N || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 7th || 1.02 PC || Y || N || Y || N || N || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y ||
Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || N |
| 2 || 8.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || N |
| 3 || 8.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N |
| 4/Air || 8.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N |
| mini || 8.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change
functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may
need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If
this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is
Designed for Android: Offering support for some of the most
popular Android smartphones on the market, the AVIC-6000NEX provides the ability
to control, view, and listen to compatible apps running on select Android
powered smartphones, via AppRadio mode or MirrorLink.
- AppRadio App Compatibility: In order to enjoy AppRadio
mode, you will need Pioneer's Android cable (130CDAH200,
sold separately) to connect your compatible Android smartphone to the
AVIC-6000NEX's rear-panel USB (type-A) port and HDMI input. Click
here for latest compatible Android smartphones tested by Pioneer.
Compatible Android smartphones (as off 4/2/2014)
- HTC: Amaze 4G, EVO 3D, EVO 4G, One, One S, One XL,
One X+, Raider 4G, REzound, Sensation XE, Velocity 4G, Vivid
- LG: Optimus 2X (P990), Optimus G, Optimus 4G
- Motorola: Atrix 2, Droid 4, Droid Razr, Droid Razr
HD, Droid Razr Maxx, Droid Razr Maxx HD
- Samsung: Epic 4G, Galaxy Express, Galaxy Nexus,
Galaxy Note, *Galaxy Note II, *Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S II, *Galaxy S3, *Galaxy S4,
*Galaxy S4 (*requires an additional 3rd party MHL microUSB 5-pin to 11-pin adapter;
- Sony Ericsson: Xperia arc S, Xpeira arc, Xperia neo
V, Xperia neo, Xperia S, Xperia T, Xperia TL, Xperia TX, Xperia V,
Xperia Z, Xperia ZL
- MirrorLink Compatibility: You will need Pioneer's
Cable (sold separately) to connect your MirrorLink-compatible Android smartphone to
the RGB input of the Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX. Compatible phones include the
Samsung Galaxy S3/Note II (w/ Android OS) and select Sony Xperia (w/ Android
OS smartphones. To use MirrorLink with your Samsung Galaxy S 3 or Note II,
Drive Link application must be downloaded from Samsung Apps and
installed on your Galaxy S 3/Note II smartphone. The Sony Xperia Z (with
latest firmware update) does not require an additional app download.
Note: In order to access compatible AppRadio and MirrorLink
apps, your Android smartphone will need an active Data Plan account with
connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi.
AppRadio Mode for Android: Using Pioneer's Android cable (130CDAH200,
sold separately) to connect the AVIC-6000NEX's to your compatible Android
smartphone loaded with Pioneer's free
AppRadio application from the Google Play Store, you can enjoy select
AppRadio apps through your car stereo system. Compatible AppRadio apps for
Android include (as of 3/25/2014):
- Navigation: AppRadio
mode for Android offers a variety of navigation & driver assistant apps.
- Maps: You can view your Android smartphone's Google
maps on the Pioneer head unit's touchscreen as you would on your mobile
device. Functionality is bundled with the Pioneer AppRadio app.
Waze is a social GPS driving and navigation app that connects you to
other drivers. When you download Waze, you not only get a free GPS
traffic & navigation app, but also become part of the local driving
community in your area, joining forces with other drivers nearby to
outsmart traffic, save time and gas, and improve everyone's daily
- Dash Command:
DashCommand utilizes the built-in GPS & accelerometer sensors in
your Android phone to provide advanced features such as the skid pad,
race track, and inclinometer. Optional OBD-II interface sold separately
Palmer Performance Engineering is required.
- Extra Mile:
Extra Mile ($1.99) is an all-in-one app for convenient voice
navigation gives audio feedback to improve your driving performance and
Glympse is the easiest way to safely share your location with
someone in real time. No sign-up needed and no new social network to
manage. Recipients receive a link allowing them to view your ETA and
location in real-time for the length of time you choose. When the timer
on your Glympse expires, your location is no longer visible. Best of
all, recipients do not need any special software to view a Glympse. Send
a Glympse via SMS, email, Facebook or Twitter, and recipients can view
it using any web-enabled device.
- Music: AppRadio mode
for Android gives you access to music stored on your smartphone device and
from various online music services.
- CarMediaPlayer: The
CarMediaPlayer app allows you to swipe, drag, and directly touch the
desired artist, song, or album in your Android device's music library
directly from the Pioneer touchscreen with Alphabet Search and Album
View functions. Stored movies and videos can also be accessed through
- Aupeo!: The
Aupeo! music apps offers more than 120 Internet radio stations.
Users can search for their favorite music by artists, songs, genres, or
AUPEO!'s "Mood-Tuner". Users can also choose to "love" or "ban" songs
directly from the head unit's touchscreen, enabling the app to adjust
content to the user's personal taste.
- iHeartAuto Radio: The
iHeartAuto app offers safe, easy, free access to more than 1,500
live radio stations from across the country. Plus, in the same app you
can create custom stations based on your favorite artists or songs. With
the top live radio stations in America and more than 15 million songs in
our catalog, iHeartAuto features more music, backed by better music
programming, than any other service available.
7digital is a leading digital music provider which sells high
quality MP3s across 32 countries worldwide. With over 20 million tracks
in store, you're sure to find what you're looking for. With this app you
can Sync your 7digital music from the cloud to your phone wirelessly,
play music that is already stored on your device, and browse top album
and track charts, new releases and recommendations right on the screen
of this Pioneer DVD receiver.
- Mixtrax: Pioneer's proprietary
Mixtrax app ($1.99) analyzes the music in your iTunes library to
create custom playlists for non-stop song mixes with added DJ effects.
- Utility: AppRadio mode
offers additional helpful apps along your commute.
- CarKeyboard: The
CarKeyboard app allows you to input text directly from the 6.95"
capacitive touchscreen display of the Pioneer head unit. CarKeyboard is
a customizable multi-language keyboard that works in conjunction with
the AppRadio app and can also be used as the default keyboard on your
- Contacts & Calendar: Access your contacts on your
Android phone from the Pioneer head unit's touchscreen. You can also
access your Android smartphone's calendar; view important events and
reminders. This functionality is bundled with the Pioneer AppRadio app.
- Photos: View photos stored on your Android device.
Access albums and camera rolls and even view a slideshow. Functionality
is bundled with the Pioneer AppRadio app.
- Maxthon for Pioneer:
Maxthon Mobile Web Browser app for Android is packed with cool
features completely free with no ads.
here to view latest AppRadio mode apps. AppRadioLive app for Android coming soon.
MirrorLink (for Samsung & Sony): The Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX
provides compatibility with MirrorLink, an in-vehicle connectivity standard
created by the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC). MirrorLink offers seamless
connectivity between your compatible smartphone (Samsung Galaxy S3/Note II and
Sony Xperia Z) and the Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX receiver using the Pioneer
Cable (sold separately). The MirrorLink interface lets you access certain music, map,
and phone applications from the head unit's touchscreen for a more convenient
and safer in-car experience. Individual MirrorLink apps are grouped into three
categories (Music, Location/Drive, Phone/Call) for easy access. Selecting a
category lets you quickly access specific apps for music playback, car
navigation and maps, as well as hands-free telephone communication.
- Music: You can listen to every music file stored in the
smartphone. You can search for your music files by Favorites, Playlists,
Artists, Albums, or All Songs. You'll also have access to basic playback
controls (Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track).
- Location (Drive): You can navigate via Google Maps. You
are able to speak and type destinations. The app provides you with an
on-screen map screen and audible directions.
- Phone (Call): The app retrieves all contact information
stored in the smartphone. You can make and answer phone calls from the head
unit's touchscreen, just as you would normally do on your smartphone. The
head unit will even read aloud text messages and let you reply.
Note: For more information regarding MirrorLink, please
HD Radio: The Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX's built-in HD Radio tuner
lets you listen to the radio with the same fidelity as your digital music. HD
Radio features high quality audio, FM multi-casting, and data services. With HD
Radio, your FM stations offer near CD-quality sound, AM stations provide FM-like
sound, and there is crystal-clear reception with no audio distortion. Best of
all, HD Radio is 100% subscription free. The unit's tuner also supports analog
- Multicasting: In addition to conventional broadcasts,
with HD Radio broadcasting it is possible to choose from up to 3 multicast
programs (HD1 to HD3, and analog). There are also data programs for each
- Station Text/Album Art + RDS: AM/FM digital stations
can offer text and data such as artist names and song titles. The head unit
also supports Album Art from select HD Radio stations. For analog FM
stations, the Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast
information such as song/artist information when listening to compatible RDS
- Supertuner IIID: The Supertuner IIID features Feed
Forward Control, which avoids multi-path interference. This pre-detection of
interference enables quick filter control and results in less distortion. In
addition, the Supertuner IIID creates enhanced stereo during multi-path
interference, unlike conventional tuners that collapse to mono. Digital
processing reduces distortion, and improves Signal-to-Noise Ratio and stereo
separation. Advanced analog technology improves signal processing
- Reception Blending: If a digital broadcast reception
condition gets poor, this unit automatically switches to the analog
broadcast of the same frequency level. If this function is set to "On", the
tuner switches between digital broadcast and analog broadcast automatically.
If this function is 'Off', reception will be conducted within an analog
- BSM (Best Stations Memory): The BSM (Best Stations
Memory) function lets you automatically store the six strongest analog or HD
stations under preset buttons 1-6 of the currently tuned band. The tuner has
3 FM banks and 1 AM bank. You can store 6 presets for each bank giving you a
total of 18 FM presets and 6 AM presets.
- Local Tuning: Local seek tuning lets you tune in only
those radio stations with sufficiently strong signals for good reception.
There are 4 level of sensitivity for FM and two levels for AM. The higher
settings allow reception of only the strongest stations, while lower
settings let you receive progressively weaker stations.
- iTunes Tagging: It is possible to save the song's
information (tag) from a HD Radio or RDS FM broadcasting station to your
USB-direct connected iPod/iPhone. The songs will show up in a playlist
called "Tagged" in iTunes the next time you sync your iPod/iPhone. Then you
can directly buy the songs you want from the iTunes Music Store.
Note: HD Radio is the system for digital AM and FM
broadcasting in the U.S. More than 2,000 radio stations are broadcasting
their primary signals in digital HD Radio technology, as a free service. Go
to check for HD Radio stations in your area.
Internet Radio Apps (for iPhone/Android): The Pioneer
AVIC-6000NEX allows you to access
Pandora online music
service, as well as Aha Radio
social network service through your USB-connected, Bluetooth-paired, or
(iOS 5.0+), as well as
Bluetooth-connected Android smartphone (2.2+). Your Apple iPhone must be
connected to the AVIC-6000NEX via the appropriate Pioneer iPod connector cable (CD-IU51
CD-IH202), the connector-cable that came with your iPhone, or via Bluetooth. Your Android
smartphone must support A2DP/AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles and be paired with the
Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX. Your iPhone or Android smartphone will need an active Data
Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi.
- Pandora App: The free Pandora App (either from
iTunes Apps or
Google Play) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through
the Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX using your USB-connected, Bluetooth-paired, or
iPhone (iOS 5.0+), as well as
Bluetooth-paired Android smartphone (2.2+). The Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX
provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album,
and Song information. You can select Pandora stations from your Station or
Genre List and sort them by date or alphabetically (A-Z). New stations can
be created based on the current songs or artists playing. You can also skip
song tracks within a station. You can even give songs a thumbs up or thumbs
down. An active Pandora account is required.
- Aha Radio: Aha Radio provides you with up to the minute
content made available from the convenience of Pioneer's touchscreen
interface. Listen to the latest Facebook updates or Tweets from your
friends. Listen to thousands of stations that include internet radio,
podcasts, and audiobooks. Receive traffic information, restaurants, and
coffee locations personalized to you instantly, safely, and easily.
Compatible with USB-connected, Bluetooth-paired, and HDMI+Bluetooth-connected Apple iOS (5.0+) devices, as well as paired
Android (2.2+) devices that support the Bluetooth Serial Port Profile (SPP).
Simply download the free Aha Radio app to your iPhone or Android device
iTunes Apps or
Google Play) and connect to the AVIC-6000NEX to control your own
personalized entertainment experience.
Note: Access to these Internet Radio services will
depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of
allowing your iPhone or Android smartphone to connect to the Internet. Not
supported in Canada and only available in the United States.
SiriusXM Ready: The Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX CD receiver is
SiriusXM Ready, so you can listen to commercial-free music, all your favorite
sports, exclusive talk and entertainment, comedy, news, traffic, weather, and
more. Simply connect the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (220SXV200,
sold separately) to the dedicated SiriusXM port on the rear of the head unit and
enjoy satellite radio without additional translators or cables. With the
SiriusXM Connect tuner you'll have access to more than 150 channels of exclusive
programming directly from SiriusXM, via the "SiriusXM
All Access" package (subscription required). Visit
for a complete list of subscription options and channel guide. Additional
features of the SXV200 SiriusXM Connect tuner include:
- Channel/Category Lists: A channel list displays a list
of all available channels. The Category Search function searches for
channels in a certain category. You can even scan through channels within
categories; Category Scan lets you play back six seconds of a live broadcast
in the currently selected category.
- Song/Artist Info + Album Art: Displayed Information
such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title can be viewed on the head
unit's LCD touchscreen; as well as Album Art and station logos.
- Presets + Favorites: You can store up to 18 SiriusXM
Satellite Radio Station Presets. Up to 6 of your SiriusXM presets can be
identified as Favorites for advanced features such as TuneStart & TuneScan.
- Tune Start/Scan: TuneStart allows you to choose whether
to start a song from the beginning or from its live point when tuning to a
Favorite channel. TuneScan plays the first six seconds of each song that has
not been listened to from each of the channels which you have saved as
- Instant Replay: Supports the SiriusXM Instant Replay
function, so you can pause, rewind, and replay up to 60 minutes of live
content from the station you are listening to.
- Alerts:While listening to SiriusXM Satellite Radio, you
can be alerted when your favorite songs, artists, or games involving your
favorite sports teams are playing on other channels.
- iTunes Tagging: The iTunes Tagging feature lets you Tag
songs you hear on SiriusXM and stores the info on your iPod/iPhone
(connected to your head unit via USB). The next time you connect your iPod/iPhone
to iTunes, you will be able to preview your selections and then purchase and
download them directly from iTunes.
- Parental Control: The SiriusXM Parental Control feature
allows you to control access to channels that you consider inappropriate for
younger listeners. When enabled, The Parental Control feature requires you
to enter a 4-digit passcode to tune to the locked channels.
Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription is
required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this
SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio
24-Bit/96kHz DAC: For superb quality audio playback from
DVDs, CDs, and flash media, the Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX is equipped with a
24-bit/96kHz digital-to-analog converter.
MOSFET50 Internal Amplifier: This receiver is equipped with
a 50 watts x 4 (peak) MOSFET amplifier for low distortion, high power output.
The amplifier is strong enough to power small subwoofers to moderate volume
levels in compact cars and pickups. For higher volume levels from subwoofers, an
optional amplifier may be connected to the preamp outputs.
- CEA2006 Specs: 14 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms,
20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
- Continuous Power Output: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at
4 ohms, 50Hz-15kHz, 5% THD)
- Maximum Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels (or 50
watts x 2 channels at 4 ohms + 70 watts x 1 channel at 2 ohms for subwoofer)
Note: The power specifications for the AVIC-6000NEX are compliant
with the CEA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards
from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These standards were
developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and
4V/6CH Preamp Outputs + Sub Control: The Pioneer
AVIC-6000NEX features three pair of 4.0-volt preamp outputs
(Front/Rear/Subwoofer). The unit's front and rear preamp output can be faded
(front/rear), while the subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. The Pioneer
AVIC-6000NEX lets you adjust the subwoofer preamp output's phase
(normal/reverse) and volume (+6 to -24).
Crossovers: The AVIC-6000NEX employs high pass and low pass
crossovers to tailor the head unit to your connected speakers.
- HPF: The head unit's 12dB/octave high pass filter only
allows frequencies higher than those in the selected range (50, 63, 80, 100,
125Hz) to your front and rear speakers through the unit's speaker-level or
- LPF: The subwoofer preamp output features an18dB/octave
low pass filter so only frequencies lower than those in the selected range
(50, 63, 80, 100, 125Hz) are output to your connected subwoofer.
EEQ (Easy EQ) w/ 13-Band Graphic EQ: There are seven stored
equalizer curves which you can easily recall at any time. You can choose from -
Powerful, Natural, Vocal, Super Bass, Flat, Custom 1, or Custom 2. The Custom 1
and Custom 2 EQ modes allow you to manually adjust the level (+/- 12dB) of each
band of the head unit's 13-band graphic equalizer (50, 80, 125, 200, 315, 500,
800, 1.25k, 2k, 3.15k, 5k, 8k, and 12.5k Hz).
Auto EQ (Optional): The auto-equalizer automatically
measures your car's interior acoustic characteristics, and then creates an
auto-equalizer curve base on that information. The Pioneer CD-MC20 Auto-EQ
sold separately) is required to use this function. The Pioneer CD-MC20 Auto-EQ
microphone plugs into your compatible Pioneer A/V receiver's rear-panel AUX
3.5mm input. The Auto-EQ microphone should be placed in the center of your
vehicle's driver seat headrest facing forward for EQ measurement.
Audio Settings: The head unit provides further sound
adjustments for your car audio system.
- Listening Position & Time Alignment: For a better
sound-stage you can select your optimal listening position. You can choose
from All, Front Left, Front Right, or Front. You can also select to manually
fine tune the sound stage, using Digital Time Alignment (DTA) by selecting
the distance (0-200") for each individual speaker in the vehicle compared to
your listening position.
- Advanced Sound Retriever: The Advanced Sound Retriever
automatically enhances compressed audio and restores the original richness
of the recording. When the Advanced Sound Retriever is on, the high
frequency range is compensated to match the frequency response curve to the
original sound. There are two available levels of the Advanced Sound
- Source Level Adjustment (SLA): This function lets you
adjust the volume level of each source (AM, Pandora, iPod, Apps) to prevent
radical changes in volume when switching between sources. Settings are based
on the unit's FM volume level, which remains unchanged. Each source can be
independently adjusted from -4 dB to +4 dB.
MIXTRAX: Drawing from Pioneer's rich DJ heritage and passion
for music, MIXTRAX delivers a unique DJ infused listening experience to
listeners in the car. MIXTRAX is an innovative Pioneer technology that creates a
non-stop mix of your music library complete with a range of DJ-inspired effects.
MIXTRAX takes your typical music listening experience and creates a non-stop mix
of your music with 9 random DJ effects and transitions, by removing the breaks
and pauses normally introduced between tracks and replacing them with various
beats. MIXTRAX is compatible with USB-connected iPhone, iPod, USB MSC device,
and select Android devices. There is also a Short Playback option which limits
the amount of time each track plays; select from 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, or 3 minutes.
Note: The MIXTRAX function does not work in App/Media
App Control mode or with the Pandora App for iPod/iPhone/iPad. It is also
not supported by USB MTP devices.
Key Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to
confirm button operation; this can be turned On or Off.
Dual AV Inputs: The Pioneer AVIC-6000NEX has dual AV inputs
to connect two external audio/video sources. The head unit has a rear-panel
3.5mm minijack AV input for connecting a portable audio/video device. There is
also a rear-panel composite video/stereo RCA AV input for connecting a video
component such as a mobile TV tuner or game console. The rear-panel 3.5mm
minijack input also serves as the A/V input for your USB-connected iPod/iPhone
(using the proprietary Pioneer cable).
AV Output (w/ Dual Zone): The unit features a composite
video jack and 3.5mm audio jack to output A/V signals to an optional monitor and
headphone system. You can simultaneously enjoy the same or different sources in
the front and rear of your vehicle. The unit's A/V output can be set to Mirror,
Disc, AV-IN, microSD, USB, iPod, or Off. The Mirror mode simply outputs the same
audio/video signal which is playing on the head unit's touchscreen monitor to
your connected rear monitor/headphone system.
HDMI Input: In addition to AppRadio mode for iPhone and
Android, the head unit's HDMI input can be used to connect almost any external
mobile AV source with an HDMI output; such as a TV tuner, Blu-ray player, or
game system. The HDMI input will provide video and audio playback. Your
vehicle's parking brake will need to be engaged to view video on the receiver's
screen. Playback functions will need to be controlled from your HDMI-connected
device (not the Pioneer head unit).
Rear-View Camera Input: The AVIC-6000NEX is equipped with a
composite video rear-view camera input for the addition of an optional backup
sold separately). When the vehicle's transmission is put in reverse, the screen
automatically switches to the rear view camera (violet/white wire of the harness
must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic video
switching). Automatic video switching takes approximately 0.75 seconds. The
unit also provides four on-screen guidelines to assist you when backing up your
vehicle. You can even select for the rear-view camera to stay on at all times,
so you can keep an eye on the trailer you are towing. Audio from your music
source will continue playing, while the back-up camera is displayed.
Note: The head unit's composite video AV input can also be used as a
second camera input for a front-camera (sold separately). Automatic video
switching and on-screen guidelines are not supported by the second camera
OEM Integration: Via a
firmware update, this Pioneer navigation receiver is compatible with the
iDatalink Maestro RR (794ADSMRR,
sold separately); a web programmable module that will permit the aftermarket
Pioneer head unit to work with select Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles that
feature the factory SYNC system; select GM vehicles with factory OnStar; select
Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep vehicles with U-Connect; and select Volkswagens. The
iDatalink Maestro RR lets Ford/Lincoln/Mercury, GM, Dodge/Chrysler, and VW
owners to swap out their factory radio for this aftermarket Pioneer head unit;
while retaining the Ford Sync system, GM OnStar system, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep
U-Connect system, steering wheel controls, USB interface, Bluetooth (Ford only),
Satellite Radio, 911 assist, and more. You will need to flash the iDatalink
Maestor RR readio replacement interface module with the correct firmware from
website. In addition to flashing the iDatalink Maestro RR module, you will
also need a
vehicle specific harness (sold separately). The Pioneer head unit's OEM
Setup menu must also be configured with your compatible vehicle's factory system
before initial operation.
Note: Please consult Crutchfield's
Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible and what additional
installation gear you will need to complete the install.
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features
an OEM steering wheel remote control input (3.5mm) on the rear of the unit that lets you
keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with
steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult
Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.